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|Written by Miss Smartypants|
|Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:00|
Dear Miss Smartypants,
How do I build a proper compost, especially one that can be done indoors for the winter months, which is important in a climate like Canada's?
Just hope it's not too stinky
We always trucked out to our compost bin in our snow boots in the winter, so this one's a little new to me. You can find instructions for how to make an indoor one here, here, and here, but I should warn you, indoor composters tend to involve worms. The worms are inexpensive and can often been found at pet stores (as feed for reptiles), so it's really only the fact that there are worms that puts me off. You might also find that your city has a plan in place for compost if you don't want to use it yourself or if you want it out of the house. If you have an outdoor garden, though (i.e. if you don't live in an apartment), I'd still recommend using an outdoor composter. Just move it a little closer to your back door for cold winter days.
Fresh as a daisy,
Update: If you live in Ottawa, the city's Green Bin program will be in place later this year.